Strong Bodies Start Young

//www.youtube.com/get_player I had to share this cute video of my son practicing for Football. He is lifting his (much smaller sister) to achieve a good chest workout. 
Kids now a days are either in a sport or activity most days of the week, or they are in front of technology for a better part of the day. I know, I know. Not ALL kids follow this formula, but you have to admit, most do. 
There are creative ways we can set our kids up for a fun fitness session, or an interactive sibling boot camp. Try some of these fun approaches to a good workout – together:
  • Have one lift another (like the video)
  • Try having them race to a nearby landmark – stop sign, next driveway, park, etc. Have them pick up a pine cone and run back.
  • Have them leap frog in the grass, log roll down a hill, jump over each other, etc.
  • Have them race each other while doing crab walks, bear crawls, bunny hops or on all fours.
  • Who can do the most in 30 seconds?
    • Pushups, sit ups, crunches, tricep dips, plank holds, curl ups – pull ups, hopping on one leg – then the other, etc.
These are just a few to get started. Try them out with your kids, grand kids or even your neighbors kids to get them interactive in their health.

Sarah

Having six children in six years and a husband that supports me in all I do, has given me much to live for. However, the reason why I live is because of Jesus. I can’t imagine going a day without the hope He gives and the freedom for which my soul and spirit can thrive. After receiving my bachelors from ORU in O/I COM, I decided to get more training to hone my skills. I am a certified personal trainer, multi-certified fitness instructor, wellness and life coach. Most of us know a rock solid workout and nutrition plan isn’t going to make us healthy – there is way more to the equation. I’m here to help sift it out and challenge you to find your peace, calling, desires, and purpose in life through every avenue of your being; physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, and social all through a Godly perspective. If you have an inward desire to totally transform your inner health along side the physical, grab your sneakers and tighten up your laces because you are about to embark on a journey like nothing you’ve experienced – if you allow it to happen.

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